Wednesday, 25 September 2013
Caitlin Considers: When Life Gets in the Way
I've posted before about how much I love my job and love living in London and I do, but I find my new totally cool and metropolitan lifestyle is totally encroaching on my blogging time. It's not that I'm necessarily too busy to blog, I mean some weeks I've had a lot of events, or I've stayed late at work a lot, but more that once I get home I just do not have the energy to blog. I just want to lie down and watch Hannah Montana (seriously). Most nights, I don't even have the energy to cook. I ate microwave pizza 6 nights in a row (seriously).
It's sad, because I love blogging. I love sharing my thoughts on books, I love reading people's posts and commenting. I scroll through my Bloglovin' feed every week looking for reviews of our books (if you review for us, send them to me, that would be so awesome) and I see all these amazing posts and I'm like "oooooh I want to read that! I want to read THAT and that one" and then I never remember to go back and do it. I share my thoughts on Twitter and I talk to you guys on Twitter but nothing beats a proper review. I've read so many amazing books lately that I want to share my thoughts on. Fearsome Dreamer. Fangirl. The Bone Season. I just don't seem to have the mental energy to arrange my thoughts into a cohesive post. I have so many half-written, abandoned posts lying around that I just...stopped writing.
This isn't me about to say "I'm off, then, ta-ra", more me...explaining. I've never really struggled with the work/life/blog balance before. I don't know if it's purely just that I am so TIRED all the time, or whether all the boring 'life' bits like cooking, washing, washing up that, honestly, my mum used to do for me before are now sapping all my productive home energy leaving me with just enough to eat something sugary, watch something trashy, and lament about my lack of blogging.
I've decided to post some mini reviews to get me back into the swing of things, so you should (hopefully) see them coming up soon. In the meantime, I'd like to know...does your life affect your blog a lot? Do you/have you struggled to maintain a balance like I am right now? Do you have any tips for overcoming it? Do you know any super-quick, super-cheap, super-tasty recipes I can have? Do you want to come and make dinner for me? Or do you want to tell me I really need to stop watching Hannah Montana? Thoughts in the comments etc.